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Brother finds body Baltimore firefighters missed in building

Dec. 06, 2022 20:04 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — Several hours after firefighters extinguished a warehouse fire in southwest Baltimore early Sunday, the scene was eerily quiet as Donte Craig stepped through the charred rubble, trying to remain hopeful. He was looking for his older brother James Craig Jr., who...

Fire damages South Carolina chicken processing plant

Nov. 25, 2022 16:45 PM EST

WARD, S.C. (AP) — A fire at a South Carolina processing plant for chicken byproduct, which is used as an ingredient for pet food, has been extinguished, authorities said Friday. The fire started Thursday at Valley Proteins Inc. in Saluda County, news outlets reported. No one was...

4 detained over China trading company fire that killed 38

Nov. 22, 2022 21:21 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Four people have been detained over a fire at an industrial trading company in central China that killed 38 people, reports said Wednesday. The fire Monday was caused by welding sparks that ignited cotton cloth being stored at a facility run by the firm Kaixinda,...

Report: Welding sparked central China fire that killed 38

Nov. 22, 2022 03:12 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Investigators said that sparks from welding work appears to have been the cause of a fire that killed 38 people at a company dealing in chemicals and other industrial goods in central China’s Henan province. Two other people were injured in the blaze that tore...

Oregon hemp plant fire injures 5, town temporarily evacuated

Nov. 21, 2022 22:32 PM EST

GRASS VALLEY, Ore. (AP) — A small town in central Oregon was evacuated and five people were hurt due to a hemp manufacturing plant fire Sunday. The Sherman County Sheriff’s Office said five employees were burned in the blaze, including one who suffered significant burns, The...

Georgia chemical fire 'under control'; evacuations lifted

Nov. 07, 2022 18:43 PM EST

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Residents were being allowed to return home Monday night after firefighters made progress battling a massive blaze at a chemical plant in Georgia, fire officials said. At a Monday evening briefing, Glynn County Commission Chairman Wayne Neal said the evacuation...